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Which restaurant in nyc or nearby serves great pork chops?

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Love pork chops but any pork dish will be appreciated. Farm to table is a plus.

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  1. I'm partial to the pork chops and mofongo at La Fonda Boricua (E Harlem)

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    La Fonda Boricua
    169 E 106th St, New York, NY 10029

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    1. re: Bone Thug n Hominy

      Vinegar Hill House fits your needs.

      1. re: sir chowalot

        I second the Vinegar Hill House pork chop recommendation, it was fantastic.

        1. re: ChiefHDB

          Thirded.

          The chops at VHH were unlike anything called a "pork chop," that I've ever eaten. Simply amazing.

    2. Two Toms - 3rd Ave, Brooklyn bet President and Union. Hands down.

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      1. re: rei309

        I highly second Two Toms both for the price, size and taste of their pork chops. Beware that this is not a high end establishment but more of a family run, relaxedtype of place. It's great.

        http://nyctastes.blogspot.com/2010/05...

        Another place with good chops but more expensive is Little Owl. in a nicer, smaller setting.

        And of course the Bo Ssam at Momofuku is one amazinf hunk of pork butt.
        http://nyctastes.blogspot.com/search/...

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        Little Owl
        90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

        1. re: roze

          I think the pork chop at Two Toms is like a perfect example of some local foodie legend that simply doesn't withstand examination. When I finally had one last year after living in Brooklyn for almost 30 years, I was shocked. I couldn't believe it. It was totally devoid of flavor -- and something strange must have done to get it to be that moist when it was completely overcooked.

          This is the kind of place that's fun to go to because it makes you feel like you're a local in the know, rather than some lemming going to some cool place. But for food, it's better to go to real restaurants. (I think the pork chop at Vinegar Hill House is exceptional.)

      2. I thought Little Owl had fantastic pork chops

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        Little Owl
        90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

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        1. re: ExFlexitarian

          Mine has arrived overcooked, though. :( I thought Babbo's version was better.

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          Babbo
          110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

          1. re: kathryn

            Babbo's pork chop is, by far, the best I ever had. A phenomenal dish. So good I asked the server to pack the bone to take home with me.

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            Babbo
            110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

            1. re: Jorel

              Another vote for tha Babbo pork chop.

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              Babbo
              110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

              1. re: Jorel

                Jorel, what did you take the bone home for? Stock? I'm so curious.

          2. Bocca Di Bacco on 9th Av has an outstanding pork chop entree.

            1. I had the best pork chop I've ever had at Five Points. I don't think they have it on the menu all the time, but when they do, it's definitely worth getting.

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              1. re: uwsister

                I also really loved the pork chop at Five Points.

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                Five Points
                31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

                1. re: uwsister

                  came here to say the same, except i remember it being served with some type of sweet corn mash that i didn't enjoy at all.

                2. This is a little "out there" but I had a really great pork chop, and much more porky grilled goodness, at Kafana (Serbian place on Ave C).

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                  Kafana
                  116 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

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                    1. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Diner yet, in Williamsburg.

                      I've had the pork chop there several times recently, and it's absolutely stellar. Everything is local/sustainable, and the menu always changes.

                      http://www.dinernyc.com/

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                      1. re: kariface

                        Because this is the Manhattan board and we're technically supposed to only discuss Manhattan places? ;)

                        1. re: kathryn

                          True, but what about everyone commenting about Vinegar Hill? Besides, Diner could potentially be closer to the OG poster than some of the other places!

                      2. I also enjoyed Kafana's pork chop in the east village (as part of a Serbian mixed grill). Don't overlook Casa, the Brazilian place on Barrow in the WV. Though I might not be the expert the name suggests, I can vouch that neither of these were dried out or overcooked.

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                        Kafana
                        116 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

                        1. I really liked my pork chop at Apiary.

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                          1. re: funniduck

                            Just had the pork chop at Apiary on Friday. Agreed, it was fantastic!

                          2. Home in Greenwich Village. They also have the best chocolate pudding anywhere.

                            1. Second Babbo - best pork chop I ever had. Kafana is fun, though I didn't try their pork chop.

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                              Babbo
                              110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

                              Kafana
                              116 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

                              1. People seem to be jumping on the anti-Shopsins bandwagon of late, but they used to make this deep-fried ball of seasoned bbq pork. I don't know if they still make it, but it was incredible.

                                1. Rouge Tomate doesn't seem to get much love on this board, but i had a pork dish for lunch there earlier this month and thought it was excellent.

                                  Berkshire Pork Loin a la Plancha with Crushed Potato, Braised Chard, Stone Fruit Mostarda

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                                  Rouge Tomate
                                  10 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

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                                  1. re: coasts

                                    Locanda Verde has a pretty damn awesome pork chop

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                                    Locanda Verde
                                    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

                                  2. another vote for the chop at babbo

                                    1. Excellent pork chop house in Chinatown on Doyers. The prices will blow your mind!!

                                      1. Although not a pork chop I'd also like to nominate the Maialino al forno at Maialiano which may be the best pork dish I have ever consumed. Crispy skin, fatty juicy delicious meat, and the juices mixing with the roasted poatoes. You can't beat that one.

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                                        Maialino
                                        2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

                                        1. http://www.alwayshungryny.com/top-5s/...
                                          since the title of this says nearby nyc id also like to mention a taste of shanghai in flushing. though not a pork chop they serve a pork shoulder bone in with brown sauce that is amazingg, best pork dish i've ever had.

                                          1. bumping
                                            what about prime meat?
                                            or rye?
                                            I have been to both places and thought they are outstanding.

                                            1. The grilled pork chop with corn,apple and mushroom sauce is fantastic at Da Andrea